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How to Reset Samsung Dishwasher

Article By: Suraiya Fardous - October 26, 2023
How to Reset Samsung Dishwasher

Washing dishes can be a hassle, which is why we’re glad to have the Samsung Dishwasher, fast, efficient and reliable. But there will be times when something goes wrong and you need to turn it off and on again. for this tutorial, we’re going to help you learn how to reset Samsung Dishwasher.

Here, we’ll also learn if you can soft reset the dishwasher, and why hard reset is often needed. After wards, we’ll go over the steps on resetting Samsung Dishwashers, after which we’ll answer some frequently asked questions.

Can you soft reset Samsung Dishwasher

Yes, you can. It’s as simple as pressing and holding the Start/Reset button for a few seconds. Now this is pretty simple as is, but we’re going to put our main focus on hard reset for this tutorial. Why hard reset? Because soft resetting requires that the dishwasher be mostly functional. If something’s wrong with the firmware, then you’ll need to hard reset to refresh the dishwasher.

How to reset Samsung Dishwasher | 2 simple methods

Now, there are two ways you can reset your Samsung dishwasher, either with a hard reset or a soft reset. One is much faster, but the other is more effective in fixing any error. For this section, we’re going to learn how reset Samsung dishwashers with those two methods.

Reset Samsung dishwasher by unplugging the power cord
So, we know how to soft reset, but now it’s about time we learn how to reset Samsung dishwasher. It’s pretty short, so we’ll give you a brief step-by-step guide on resetting you’re your Smsung dishwasher.

Step 1 Unplug the dishwasher

Step 1: Unplug the dishwasher

First things first, turn off the power outlet and unplug the dishwasher. Make sure that your hands are dry and there is no water next to the power outlet or the plug. This is all you have to do, now what’s next?

Step 2: Wait for at least 5 minutes

Yes, just wait for at least 5 minutes, and just like that, you’ve successfully hard reset your Samsung dishwasher. You could also wait for 1 minutes, since it saves more time. But the effectiveness of the reset depends on how long the dishwasher was unplugged, so keep that in mind.

Step 3: Turn the power back on

After waiting, with your dry hands, plug the dishwasher back in and turn the power back on. Also make sure the plug and the environment around the power outlet is dry. If the plug is wet, wire it off with a dry cloth and wait a while for extra measure. Once you’re certain that it’s safe, you can turn on the power outlet.


How to reset Samsung Dishwasher without unplugging

Now, I hear you asking, “Unplugging the dishwasher for a few minutes, but is there a way I can reset my Samsung dishwasher without unplugging my dishwasher?” And I can see why. Not every dishwasher lets you unplug them, so this requires a more principled approach. So, we’re going to learn how to soft reset a Samsung dishwasher, step-by-step.

How to reset Samsung Dishwasher without unplugging

  • Press and hold the AP button for around 3 seconds, until an AP shows up in your display.
  • Next, hold the Hi-Temp Wash button for at least 7 seconds and you should hear a sound.
  • Then, wait for 30 seconds.
  • Finally, turn off your dishwasher with the Power button, after which you’ll have to wait for another minute before turning it back on again.

Now, this is merely a software reset, hence the “soft” in soft reset. If the firmware itself is too messed up to make this reset method work, you’ll have to do a hard reset.

What do the 3 lights mean on Samsung dishwasher?

You may have noticed that there are three lights on your Samsung dishwasher. And you might be wondering as to what they represent. Simply put, the represent the wash cycles the dishwasher is going through. These are referred to as Progress Lights, and each light refers to Wash, Dry, and Clean. If you want to know more, refer to the manual as they have more regarding the lights.

What is the average life of a Samsung dishwasher?

The lifespan of the average Samsung dishwasher is 10 years. However, some of the more recent dishwashers have a much longer lifespan though. How long the dishwasher really last depends on how well you take care of them and how often you clean them.

Setting your dishwasher straight

They say that turning something off and on again I such an overrated solution, but it’s oft used for a reason. It’s like a quick nap, one moment they’re groggy and troublesome, and the next they’re right as rain. With this tutorial, we hope you’ve not only learned how to reset Samsung Dishwater, but other fun facts about your favorite kitchen appliance.